Q1. Take the Communication Apprehension scale (PRCA-24), listed on page 46 of your text and see where you fall regarding communication apprehension. Then answer the following questions-1) & 2):
1) Report your results (e.g., scores) and discuss whether you agree or disagree with the findings.  
2) What do you think contributes to these scores being where they are?
Q2. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychological questionnaire designed to measure preferences in how we perceive the world and make decisions. It is a widely used personality assessment and a fun and useful tool for your small groups. You will take a modified, free, version of the MBTI: The Cognitive Inventory questionnaire. Complete the 4-question cognitive inventory questionnaire based on the MBTI at the following website:…
After you have finished taking the Inventory answer the following questions 1), 2) & 3) (also refer to pp. 58-62):
1) What were the results of your inventory (your 4-letter set)? Do the descriptions
for these personality characteristics fit you? Why or why not?
2) Which personality type is the opposite of yours? What type of challenges (or
not) do you anticipate working with a group member who has the
opposite personality type?
3) What about working with a group member who shares most or all of your 
personality characteristics? What challenges might arise?
*The Cognitive Inventory is not exact science, but merely a fun way to get you
thinking about personality types and the impact on your communication in a
small group.
Q3. Listening is something that seems like it is easy to do, but we often overestimate how well we listen. In the content area for Module 02, there is a file
called “Shafir’s Self-Listening Test.” Take the test and see where you score. Then answer the following questions, 1), 2) & 3)?
1) Share your results to classmates (e.g., scores). Do the results surprise you?
2) What are some things that distract you when you are supposed to be listening?
3) What are some specific things you could do to improve your listening?
Q4. When we think of communication, we often ignore or belittle the importance of nonverbal communication. Answer the following quesitons 1), 2), & 3).
1) What are some specific nonverbal communication habits or concepts that help produce a satisfying group climate?
2) What are some nonverbal communication habits or concepts that contribute to a negative climate?
3) Give some suggestions about how to remedy these problematic habits. (Note – you can refer to the different types of nonverbal communication listed in your book, or you can talk about others that you have witnessed)
Q5. Chapter 6 of your textbook refers to the concept of “Team Talk.” “Team Talk” can be dependent on the group’s culture and setting. For example, the “Team Talk” you use with your work groups may be different than the “Team Talk” you would use with your church or community group, etc.
Please answer the following questions, 1), 2), 3), 4) & 5).
1) Define 6 dimensions of team talk with textbook citations.
2) Give examples of the “Team Talk” that occurs in these two groups (workgroup vs. church/community group).
3) How do they differ? How are they similar?
4) Do the setting and/or the members change the nature of what is considered effective “Team Talk?”
5) How does that influence your communication?

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